I know it wasn’t in the scripts and well everyone were in for a surprise and what a delightful surprise it was. Adjectives weren’t at hand to celebrate the most cherishing occasion since an Indian driver drove an F1 car in 2005. And let me tell you Fisichella will carry a billion dreams when he drives his Force India F1 VJM02.
At the outset let me thank the team at Yalla F1.com for this dedication to me a simple fan who long awaited to listen to my national anthem. At the moment as the news started sinking in, after Q1, it was disbelief writ large over me. It took some time for me to realize that it was true and happening. At last we are there, guys the records would say at least in the Q1, we were there at one of the most celebrated and unpredictable circuits, on pole as the relegation was announced.
Waiting as I watched the next Qualifying session with Fisichella ending on 4th, I thought we should be there, well it is going to be tough and we have to make it happen. I was keeping my fingers crossed and nothing mattered and wanted a glimpse of what Adrian was up to. Well he couldn’t make it, then it was left to that one F1 beauty and flashing it across the television screen on pole and yet some eight cars were to follow. Chequered flag meant it was going to be close and it was close. I kept seeing only the number and the names flashing across the screen praying fervently all the Gods, that no one should take it away from Fisichella. He deserved it so much today and of course Force India F1 deserved this so much.
It was then the Radio transmission confirmation and well they did say ‘Not bad!’ I was simply hurt, well it was the moment we have been waiting for, to tell people, well we have it in us. It was no fluke, it was bound to happen, only thing of course was when.
As I had approached this weekend, it was not a great one to say the least, on 25th August I had woken little early not knowing that our Sports ministry had in fact turned down a request to pay the license fee to Formula One Management saying that F1 was an entertainment not a sport. It hurt so much because the guys had no reason in trying to understand the sport in the first place.
Though the JKSP the people responsible for the track and conduct of Indian GP were reassuring it was no breather at that moment. All this were happening when Force India F1 celebrated the Freedom in a class of it own with a classic video Free India to Force India. I had taken it to my personal blog and even the Sports Ministry’s issue also featured there.
Now I know we as the people of this nation will have the opportunity to celebrate the most cherishing moment when we see the Force India F1 car lead the procession into the start and as the lights go into the first corner.
I can see right in front of my eyes. I am sure this is an event of historic importance not withstanding the result of tomorrow’s GP at the Spa will herald the new era for motorsports in the country. I know the little guys tomorrow at the Karting championship Track in my hometown will be looking to see the Indian colours making it at Spa.
Congrats Fisichella, We are waiting to see you drive into records tomorrow!!!
I will conclude with what Mallya had to say this evening. ” What an unbelievable result we have had here. I am so proud of Giancarlo, the team in the garage and the factory and also for the entire Indian nation. There is nothing more to say: we’ve done both ourselves and the country proud.”
This was an answer to the post at Yallaf1.com
Absolutely great day for motorsports in India.